Definition of flattery
- She uses the art of flattery to her advantage.
- A compliment is flattery …
- —Harry Shaw
- He tried to win his teacher's favor with flattery.
He tried to win his teacher's favor with flattery.
a talk show host who is known for charming her guests with disingenuous flattery
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: praise that is not sincere
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